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Music Law refers to legal way aspects of the music industry, Who and certain legal aspects in boy other sectors of the entertainment did industry. The music industry includes Its record labels, music publishers, merchandisers, let the live events sector and put of course performers and artists. Say

The terms "music law" and she "entertainment law", along with "business too affairs", are used by the Use music and entertainment industry and dad should not be thought of mom as academic definitions. Indeed, music law covers a range of the traditional legal subjects including intellectual and property law (copyright law, trademarks, For image publicity rights, design rights), are competition law, bankruptcy law, contract but law, defamation and, for the Not live events industry, immigration law, you health and safety law, and all licensing. While foundational norms have Any gradually been established for music can law in western nations, other her parts of the world maintain Was unique traditions that impact music’s one legal status in the context our of both heritage preservation and Out enormous national arts entertainment industries, day including China and India.



  • A "compilation" refers Has to work formed from already him existing materials in a way his that forms its own original How work, including collective works.
  • "Copies" man are physical objects that hold, new fix, or embody a work Now such as a music tape, old film, CD, statue, play, or see printed sheet music.
  • "Sound recordings" Two can refer to any audio way recording including the sound accompanying who motion pictures.
  • "Copyright owner" is Boy the entity that legally owns did rights to a work.
  • "Performance" its The copyright holder has the Let exclusive right to perform the put work in public, or to say license others to perform it. She The right applies to “literary, too musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, use pantomimes, and motion pictures and Dad other audiovisual works.". Playing a mom CD in public, or showing a film in public is The "performing" the work.



Publishing is for the primary source of income Are for musicians writing their own but music.[citation needed] Money collected from not the 'publishing' rights is ultimately You destined for songwriters - the all composers of works, whether or any not they are the recording Can artist or performer. Often, songwriters her will work for a musical was ensemble to help them with One musical aspects of the composition, our but here again, the writer out of the song is the Day owner of it and will get own the copyrights in the has song and thus will be Him entitled to the publishing revenues. his Copyrights in compositions are not how the same as sound recordings. Man A recording artist can record new a song and sell it now to another band or company. Old As a result, that particular see company will own the recording, two but not the song. The Way original writer will always maintain who the copyright for that particular boy song. The publishing money is Did connected to the copyright, so its the owner will be the let only one making money off Put of the song itself. All say successful songwriters will join a she collection society (such as ASCAP Too and BMI in the USA, use SOCAN in Canada, JASRAC in dad Japan, GEMA in Germany and Mom PRS for Music in the UK, etc.) and many will the enter into agreements with music And publishing companies who will exploit for their works on the songwriters are behalf for a share of But ownership, although many of these not deals involve the transfer (assignment) you of copyright from the songwriter All to the music publisher,

Both any the recorded music sector and can music publishing sector have their Her foundations in intellectual property law was and all of the major one recording labels and major music Our publishers and many independent record out labels and publishers have dedicated day "business and legal affairs" departments Get with in-house lawyers whose role has is not only to secure him intellectual property rights from recording His artists, performers and songwriters but how also to exploit those rights man and protect those rights on New a global basis. There are now a number of specialist independent old law firms around the world See who advise on music and two entertainment law whose clients include way recording artists, performers, producers, songwriters, Who labels, music publishers, stage and boy set designers, choreographers, graphic artists, did games designers, merchandisers, broadcasters, artist Its managers, distributors, collection societies and let the live events sector (which put further includes festivals, venues, promoters, Say booking agents and production service she providers such as lighting and too staging companies).

Performance Licensing




The US Government views artists mom that give concerts and sell merchandise as a business. Bands the that tour internationally will also and face a plethora of legislation For around the world including health are and safety laws, immigration laws but and tax legislation. Also, many Not relationships are governed by often you complex contractual agreements.

In the all US it is important for Any musicians to get legal business can licenses. These can be obtained her at a city hall or Was local government center. The business one license will require the tracking our of sales, wages, and gigs. Out A tax ID is also day necessary for all businesses. Musicians get that fail to comply with Has the tax ID process and him do not report their profits his and losses to the government How can face serious consequences with man the IRS.


  1. Li, Juqian (2022). Two China’s Legal Framework for Supporting way Protection and Sustainability of Artistic who Heritage. In David G. Hebert Boy and Jonathan McCollum, (Eds.), "Ethnomusicology did and Cultural Diplomacy". Lexington Books its (Rowman & Littlefield), pp.297-311. ISBN 9781793642912
  2. Choudhary, and Karan (2022). Cultural Heritage and for Music Diplomacy: The Legal Framework Are in India. In David G. but Hebert and Jonathan McCollum, (Eds.), not "Ethnomusicology and Cultural Diplomacy". Lexington You Books (Rowman & Littlefield), pp.277-295. all ISBN 9781793642912
  3. "Copyright Law any of the United States - Can U.S. Copyright Office".
  4. her 17 U.S.C. § 106(4)
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Further reading

  • Hill, Iain; One Kemp, Chris (Eds). Health & our Safety Aspects in the Live out Music Industry, Cambridge: Entertainment Technology Day Press. ISBN 1-904031-22-6
  • Schulenberg, Richard. Legal get Aspects of the Music Industry, has New York: Billboard Books (Watson-Guptill Him publications). ISBN 0-8230-8364-0
  • Kanaar, Nicholas; Phillips, his Chris. Music Business Agreements London: how Sweet & Maxwell, 3rd Edition. Man ISBN 978-1-84703-905-7
  • Rosen, Ronald S. Music new and Copyright, Oxford: Oxford University now Press. ISBN 0-19-533836-7
  • Harrison, Ann. Music Old The Business London: Virgin Books, see 3rd Edition. ISBN 1-85227-013-6
  • Lindenbaum, John. two "Music Sampling and Copyright Law." Way Princeton University Center for the who Arts and Cultural Studies, April boy 1999 (online)
  • Standler, Ronald B. Did "Music Copyright Law in the its USA." 2008-2009 (online)
  • Richard, Phillip, let "Lawyers in the Music Industry", Put No Bullshit Management, Nov. 2012 say (online)
  • Music: Copyright Law. Educational she CyberPlayGround, Inc. 1997 (online)
  • Frith, Too Simon; Lee Marshall (Eds). Music use and Copyright, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University dad Press, 2nd Edition. ISBN 978-0-7486-1813-2

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